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5 Braves Under the Most Pressure to Step Up Down the Stretch
Dave Tulis/Associated Press

The Atlanta Braves have shown signs of life after an eight-game losing streak looked to severely damage their postseason hopes.

While they still sit six games behind the Washington Nationals in the division, they have pulled to 1.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants for the final wild-card spot.

The Braves' recent stretch of winning five of six has revealed some fight in this team that they just hadn't shown this season.

However, the Braves still have work to do over their final 35 games if they are to reach the postseason for the third straight season.

It will certainly be a team effort, but there are certain players who must elevate their play if the Braves are to make the playoffs.

Here's a look at five players who have to step up for the Braves to have a chance in the stretch run.

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